As part of the Oceans Sciences Meeting 2018, Portland OR, this town hall event will unveil recommendations and next steps towards improving the characterization of the LCS, based on findings from the Committee on Advancing Understanding of Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics. Rockland Scientific is proudly co-sponsoring this event held at the Portland Convention Center, Oregon Ball Room 201, February 14, 2018 18:00 – 20:00. For details see attached flyer.
Rockland Scientific is seeking a talented and enthusiastic junior software developer to join our team in the Product Development department. Core duties are to develop complex applications for data visualization and user interaction, executed on a web server.
Rockland Scientific Inc. develops and manufactures scientific instruments for the measurement of turbulence for use in oceans, rivers, lakes, and laboratories. We pride ourselves to be experts in our field and the foremost manufacturer of turbulence measurement systems. Our main customers are researchers working in oceanography and limnology, focusing on climate research, deep-sea research, and coastal zone management.
Rockland is located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where we conduct our product development and manufacturing.
· Design of web applications for data processing.
· Work with scientists, engineers, and technicians to extract user requirements and design suitable solutions.
· Convert MATLAB libraries to facilitate executing said libraries on servers.
Skills and Qualifications:
· Strong commitment to teamwork, company values and culture and shared success
· Post-secondary Degree in Computer Science or related field
· Proficiency in database design and administration
· Familiar with web technologies – able to interface with storage providers, manage authentication, etc.
· Able to effectively use source control; knowledge of branch, push, pull, commit
· Technical documentation
· Exceptional time-management skills; ability to meet project deadlines
· Confidence to take a chance and humility to learn something new every day.
Schedule and Location:
· Full-time (40 hrs/wk), 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
· Positing will be located in Victoria, BC
How to apply:
Send cover letter (1-page) and resume (2-page) to email@example.com
With support from the ONR-Global program, the Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab at UKZN, in collaboration with Rockland Scientific, is organizing a training workshop on Ocean Turbulence in January 2018. Rockland’s Dr Rolf Leuck, a leading international expert on the measurement of ocean microstructure, will lead the workshop. The course deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of understanding and measuring ocean microstructure associated with turbulent mixing. The attached flyer contains more detailed information and a link to a web site with an on-line registration process.
UKNZ particularly encourages graduate students to attend but all interested researchers are welcome to participate.
Detailed information and registration at: https://katrintirok.github.io/TurbulenceWorkshop/
For more information: UKZN Ocean Turbulence workshop
On Monday the W.M. Keck Foundation announced USD $1.2M of funding to build a Hadal Water Column Profiler (HWCP) that will permit new exploration and understanding of the ocean’s deepest regions.
This uniquely capable profiling instrument will, for the first time:
• enable high quality physical, chemical, and biological sampling of the water column from the sea surface to the seafloor at 11km (36,000 ft) depth;
• withstand hundreds of cycles in and out of hadal pressures; and
• provide observations needed to illuminate important and vexing problems, such as how the deep ocean trenches are ventilated.
This three-year project will be lead by the University of Hawaií Mānoa, involving a highly qualified team of scientists, engineers and technicians from the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. The UH Mānoa team includes Dr. Glenn Carter, a physical oceanographer who made the first turbulent mixing measurements in the ~5km deep Samoan Passage, the primary flow pathway of Antarctic Bottom Water into the North Pacific; Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, a deep-sea ecologist and a founding member of the Hadal Ecosystems Studies (HADES) program and chief scientist for a hadal cruise to the Mariana Trench; Dr. Bruce Howe, the lead investigator on the Aloha Cabled Observatory, the deepest such observatory in the world; and Dr. Chris Measures, a chemical oceanographer who was one of the authors of the international GEOTRACES Science Plan.
HWCP industry partners include Rockland Scientific Inc., who will provide a custom turbulence sensor payload, and Ron Allum Deepsea Services who will provide the flotation, pressure tolerant batteries and design consulting. Rockland has previously supplied UH Mānoa with a 6000m Deep Ocean Vertical Microstructure Profiler profiler and Ron Allum was lead engineer and co-designer of the Deepsea Challenger, which took James Cameron to the Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench in 2012.
The complete UH Foundation news release can be found here
QINGDAO, CHINA, November 3, 2017 – Rockland Scientific Inc. (Rockland), in cooperation with partners JFE Advantech (JFE) and Ocean Science & Technology Company, Inc. (OST-Qingdao), have successfully concluded the inaugural China Ocean Turbulence Workshop (COTW) in Qingdao this week. The 2017 COTW, with 45 delegates, brought together a wide range of Rockland instrument users from across China. A comprehensive functional training course covered the design, operation, maintenance and data processing for VMP-250, VMP-500 and VMP-X, as well as the MicroRider-1000 used on the Petrel-II ocean glider, developed by Tianjin University. There were four instructors from Rockland Scientific and JFE Advantech, while OST-Qingdao organized and facilitated the large event.
In addition to hands-on training, Rockland Scientific opened a two-week “pop-up” service workshop to perform instrument inspections, maintenance and repair at the OST-Qingdao office. Rockland’s Chinese customers were eager to take advantage of this new service initiative. The “pop-up” workshop also provided the opportunity for Rockland to interact with customers directly regarding service issues and further train OST-Qingdao technical staff to increase their service capabilities in-country.
The next China Ocean Turbulence Workshop is scheduled for 2018. COTW 2018 will be expanded to include scientific presentations and panel discussions from Chinese and international microstructure turbulence researchers. For more information, or to be notified of details as they become available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
“I’ve used Rockland’s instrumentation in several sea-going campaigns for my research work at Dalhousie, which allowed me to develop extensive experience in the processing, analysis and interpretation of turbulence data sets. My experience enables me to support Rockland’s customers, not only helping them get their data, but also assisting them in turning the data into research-paper-ready information”, says McMillan.
Rockland Scientific has been awarded the Camosun College Co-op Technology Employer of the Year Award for 2016, as well as the overall Co-op Employer of the Year Award for 2016.
The Co-operative Education and Career Services department at Camosun College annually recognizes an outstanding employer in each of the program areas, and one employer across all program areas. The award is given based on the employer’s involvement with co-operative education ranging from assisting in workplace education preparation seminars to providing a co-op student with an enriching work experience. John Wells writes, when nominating Rockland Scientific:
“My time at RSI has been extremely positive and given me highly relevant experience that will be invaluable when seeking full time employment. This co-op has further validated my choice to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering Technology by demonstrating that I have an aptitude for the work and that this type of work is in fact enjoyable and rewarding for me. Most importantly, I am confident that this co-op has truly initiated my transition from student to practicing technologist.”
Employer partners provide valuable and relevant learning that enhance the students’ success and that of the co-operative education program at Camosun. In particular, their strong mentorship of the students, building upon their strengths and encouraging their career growth throughout the technology world has proved invaluable. The award was presented by Nancy Sly, Director of Applied Learning, Co-operative Education and Career Services at Camosun College.
Rockland’s Dr. Rolf Lueck will be delivering the seminar Ocean Turbulence: Synergy between scientific advancement and technological innovation alongside Dr. Jorge M. Magalhães from FCUP (University of Porto). The seminar, organized by the Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory (LSTS-FEUP), will take place on June 2nd, 2017, at the University of Porto (FEUP).
When scientists go on holiday: Rockland’s Dr. Rolf Lueck recently presented “Robotic Ocean Turbulence Measurements” as the guest speaker at the Observatório Oceânico da Madeira. The presentation focused on the measurement of micro-turbulence, the autonomous vehicles used with the instruments and their respective technological advances.